Rescued walker safely airlifted to hospital
May 10 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
RESCUERS from the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team helped an injured walker to safety.
They responded to a request for help from a group of walkers after one of their party fell and injured his ankle above Yateholme Reservoir, Holmbridge.
The group, from Boston Spa, were on a walking holiday in the Holmfirth area.
After receiving first aid at the scene, the casualty was taken by stretcher to the Rescue Team ambulance.
Team Leader, Gillian Howarth, requested assistance from the ambulance service and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance arrived and flew the casualty and his wife to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where it was confirmed he had a fractured ankle. He is now back at home, in Boston Spa, recovering.
Ms Howarth said: “It really makes a difference when the air ambulance can attend as the casualty can receive hospital treatment a lot sooner”.
Eighteen rescue team members attended the afternoon incident.
Team members have also been hard at work on training exercises.Mark Clarke and David Raine travelled to North Wales to attend a Swift Water Awareness training event while training for all team members continued with a regular Tuesday evening training session in the Wessenden Valley area of Marsden.